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Yeah I really don't get why people follow these, I mean why not wait till their announced and then go all nuts over what it may or may not have. At this point it is entirely possible for MS to have multiple versions for testing. Hell I hope they do, rrod made a lot of people buy sony consoles instead.
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Obviously, if this was true, each of the 16 cores is going to be a rather weak core, which is entirely plausible.

Microsoft might want to do this for better optimization and division of tasks. You could dedicate a core to audio, 4 to kinetic, and so on.

The real concern is, whether if getting an i7 for the HT will actually net better performance in console ported games over the standard CPU for gaming, i5. Albeit i5 has 4 way stronger cores, but it might not be utilized properly in console ports.
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just personal opinion on x86 processor is that more cores does not mean better performance, but that is my take.
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I bet they are mixing up cores with threads rolleyes.gif
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*see's title* Why?
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Originally Posted by joshd View Post

Moar cores?

This.

I don't expect very strong cores.
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I bet they are mixing up cores with threads rolleyes.gif

Haha.
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People need to realize that it's entirely possible it will have 16 cores, and that they may not be like the cores we see in PC CPUs. Of course, Sony did this with the Cell processor and it was a nightmare to program for. So long as there are enough full-power standard cores it should be fine though.

Article says it is an IBM PowerPC cpu. We shall see if this rumor is true or not.
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I doubt they'd go that far. That'd be a massive tdp for a console.
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ha, we all no
Stopped there.
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I wonder how there going to cool it down or are we going to have more RROD
    
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Perhaps the article means 16 threads given that a quad-core Power7, also rumored to be in the next Xbox, actually has four hardware threads.
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